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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by M&P Shooter, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I got tired of all the BS with my PC so I did a full system restore. Now I'm using Internet Explorer instaed of Modzilla and I dumped Webrot Anti Virus and went back to Norton and I'm having no issues. My question is after this Norton free 60 day trial runs out what's a good virus program that doesn't drain your computer and works great with most programs. I'm running Windows Vista Home 64 bit on a HP AMD Quad.
     
  2. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    AVG the free one and I also use Spybot. Good stuff.
     

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    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    AVG free is good. Avast is also very good. Don't forget about a firewall.
     
  4. Glock'n

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    Get yourself a Mac!! You will thank me later! I love my Mac's!
     
  5. djpuffnstuff

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    Just pony up and buy norton. $60 for a years worth of protection for 3 different computers. I used to use all the popular free Anti-virus also, and always had some tiny issue. Sacked up and switched to norton and now I don't have to do anything. This program has kept my CPU running smooth for over a year now.....

    BTW I visit the dirty sites plenty and still have no problems.
     
  6. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    I used the free Norton, and it almost seemd as it they put junk on the computer just to get you to buy the paid version.
    I believe free versions are very minimal protection, so you need to buy something. I just did a two year renewal on AVG for a total of $61.49. I’ve had no problems since installing it. It is very simplified, unlike a lot of other computer-related items.

    AVG is not very forthcoming with their telephone number, but I found it at the Better Business Bureau website. I found someone who was very nice and took my credit card information over the phone. It you contact them via email or their web site however, they are very good about calling you back.
     
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    This one's for me also
     
  8. Jerry Smith

    Jerry Smith Sleep Deprived

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    I had NUMEROUS issues with home 64, switched to windows7 and now everything is cool.
    +1 on the above suggestions for avg, and spybot. I also love Comodo as my firewall (free). Also worth mentioning is malwarebyte's anti-malware. Its easy and efficient.

    ...i just threw up in my mouth a little bit. The only thing apple i can tolerate is the iphone and the line of ipods. While i admit that apple has done good with their use of interesting case design/heat sinks/UI(os)/etc, im not sure how much of their support comes from great design or rather good marketing. Making microsoft look like the "creepy/old/conservative/mundane/greedy" company, while making their product look "fresh/interesting/hip/stylish" and offering "something different" or "CHANGE", seems eerily similar to how the democrats marketed pres. Obama.
     
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    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    Thanks guys, going to try AVG.
     
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    If you want the best OS you will get a Mac! You want a computer where you don't need virus protection you will get a Mac! You want a computer that runs all the time and doesn't nee a clean install you will get a Mac! Once you try one you will wonder why you didn't do it sooner. If you love your iphone you will love anything Apple puts out! They are that good!!!
     
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    Yeah, spend a thousand dollars on a computer that does everything a 100 dollar PC can!

    But you get pretty pictures and if you upgrade you must buy their crap!

    It does have a cool shiny apple logo!
     
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    TNGlockman NRA Member

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    I'm another AVG believer.

    All Norton seemed to do was bog my computer down.
     
  13. m2hmghb

    m2hmghb

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    And if you want a computer that doesnt run most games get a mac. If you want a computer you have to use a virtual machine on to run programs get a mac.


    I've switched from AVG to Comodo, no issues at all.
     
  14. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    :rofl:

    Only 1/2 true, but funny as heck! :supergrin:

    'Drew
     
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    I use Nod32 by Eset, it has the smallest footprint I've found. Another thing I like about it is that the updates are "pushed" to you instead of having a scheduled request. I've had my anti-virus definitions updated 3 times in the same day.

    Anything by Webroot or Symantec is going to have a huge footprint and suck up a lot of resources.

    AVG is nice, Avast is also nice and I currently test driving Vipre by Sunbelt, which seems really nice. Nod32 is still my favorite.
     
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    Avast has a pretty good free antivirus program.

    I have Norton enterprise edition free from my university and use Avast. Highly configurable and works well enough for me. Course I don't do pornsites or click on quizzes or other bait.

    Macs are immune to virus problems, people are starting to write viruses for them too now. Not as many, but the more people use them the more common they will become. I will concede the nearly bullet proof hardware.
     
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    I used to recommend AVG for free antivirus, but they are no longer the top dog, and their program has turned bloated. They are too big for their britches, it seems.

    Try Avast or Avira.

    Dump Internet Explorer and go back to Firefox. Try Chrome or Safari if you don't care for Firefox.
     
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    Good choice.... I usually install Avast on any Windows box I build, but AVG is a pretty solid program as well.

    IGF
     
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    :rofl: :puking:
     
  20. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    A lot of people like to recommend AVG. I will admit its lightweight and free, but I've never really been all that impressed by its being able to catch things.

    I prefer Avast. The best part is it runs in safe mode and you can schedule boot time scans. I've also heard good things about Nod32. And while I have no idea if it's great now, but if there is one antivirus I would buy, it'd be Trend PCCillin.